ARTS & CULTURE
03/02/2011 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Madrid's (Holy) Version of the Watts Towers

In LA, the Watts Towers are a homemade monument by Simon Rodia, pointed cylinders of steel decorated with found objects that stretch over 99 feet tall. In Madrid, Benedictine monk Justo Martinez has constructed his own "cathedral" of a scale and complexity to rival Baroque architecture. Built over the past five years and rising over 131 feet, the religious structure is an enormous monument to perseverance.

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